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NWI Newsletter

March 12, 2015

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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New Resource Guide article on Wraparound fidelity

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NWI Resources and News

New Article: Wraparound is Worth Doing Well

The NWI’s ever-popular Resource Guide to Wraparound has a new addition! Eric Bruns, Co-Director of the NWI, examines some recent research on outcomes from poorly-implemented Wraparound services. He provides evidence that Wraparound has the best chance of succeeding when it is implemented with fidelity.

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New in the Forums

The University of Washington’s Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) invites you to offer your insights about the transition phase of Wraparound. Participate in the latest installment of this interactive discussion today!

Visit the WERT Learning Community Forum »

National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) Mini-Academy – July 2015

NWIC, in partnership with the NWI, is providing a two-day Academy focused on implementation of high quality, research-based Wraparound care coordination. Grantees of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program are allowed to use grant funds to participate in the National Wraparound Implementation Academy as this Academy will meet the requirement in the grant.

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Wraparound Comix

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 19, Zane utilizes his strengths in an unconventional way.

Read Facilitator Reel #19 »

News from the Field

The following are NWI staff selection of recent news of interest to the Wraparound community:

  • Increase in number of children hospitalized for suicide and self-injury
  • Recorded webinar: A guide to child assessment
  • Research brief: The households of low-income Hispanic children
  • Mental health services needed for children who are homeless
  • Handbook on peer roles

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

TA Network Clinical Distance Learning Series Webinar TODAY!

Thursday, March 12, 2pm – 3:30pm EST (follow-up Office Hours March 20th)

This webinar will provide an overview of recent changes to the diagnostic criteria for Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder which were introduced with the release of DSM-5. If you have any questions for the presenters in advance of the presentation, please send them via email to thackford@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Register now for today's webinar »

TA Network Webinar: Effective Supervision Strategies – Parent Support Providers

Thursday, March 19, 11am – 12:30pm PST

This webinar will explore different models of supervision being utilized by family-run organizations and key strategies for supervising family member staff. Presenters will include supervisors of Parent Peer Support staff and the developer of a new supervision curriculum.

Register for the webinar »

What Are You Doing in Recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Day?

Access SAMHSA’s online pledge form by Friday, March 20, 2015, to ensure that your event information is included on SAMHSA's website.

Make your pledge »

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

The University of South Florida will be hosting the 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on March 22 - 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. This year, the National Wraparound Implementation Center will be sponsoring a special Wraparound track. Be sure to check the conference website for more details and updates.

Register for the conference »

Reminder: System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement Applications Are Due April 10th

Access application materials »

Order Publications from the NWI

Printed copies of the following publications can be ordered from the NWI:

  • Wraparound Process User's Guide: A Handbook for Families
  • Manual de Usuario del Proceso del Wraparound (Asistencia Integral): Una Guía para Familias (Spanish Version of The Wraparound Process User's Guide)
  • Wraparound Implementation Guide: A Handbook for Administrators and Managers

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